Robert Oppenheimer is often referred to as the “father of the atomic bomb”. Quite a title to bear… This is a short documentary about the atom bomb, starting with Oppenheimer’s comments after the very first successful test. It seems as though suddenly, after his success, he has become aware of what he’s set in motion.
Did you know that when they did this test, there was the theoretical possiblity that all matter on earth would collapse, because of a possible chain reaction. Did none of these people have families? Who pushed the button? Who made the choice to actually do it? Couldn’t they have tested it on the moon?